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I've been looking into the RedMere HDMI cables (wasn't familiar with them until I bought the 103D and saw them mentioned here) to replace two of my bulky, heavy cables. The thing that concerns me is that this has a chip in it, and more electronics means more can go wrong; I've seen several reviews with a short lifespan. Of course there are an overwhelming number of positive reviews. I can't foresee upgrading any of my components anytime in the near future, so I'm looking to put the finishing touches on my system so that I can set it and forget it. The anal fool that I can sometimes be tells me the odds that I will buy these are high. But I do have reservations, especially when everything is currently working.
My first response is to say that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". That said, what length(s) do you need for each cable? If 6 foot cables will do then its best to avoid active cables, not because they are any more likely to give you issues, but because they tend to be less "future proof" than passive cables. If you require a much longer cable then an active cable like the Redmere makes more sense.
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Im needing to get some info and help from someone as to what model OPPO93,103 darbee?im needing to know which has the best analog board? I listen to a lot of two channel ,and so im needing the very best in analog? I really want the 105 model with the 2 DAC`s ? There is a seller on ebay that advertises upgraded OPPO93 ? SAys that he put in a diff analog board? Does anyone know of anything such as this? Because if so,I might would take a chance? If I could verify? Im a member of AVS on other forums? Im ordering one tomorrow ,so any help will greatly b appreciated.


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Im needing to get some info and help from someone.......I listen to a lot of two channel ,and so im needing the very best in analog? I really want the 105 model with the 2 DAC`s ?
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No brainer....get the 105! Best DAC's, and dedicated 2-ch analog board. You'll get a headphone amp too with the 105, if you need it.
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Im needing to get some info and help from someone as to what model OPPO93,103 darbee?im needing to know which has the best analog board? I listen to a lot of two channel ,and so im needing the very best in analog? I really want the 105 model with the 2 DAC`s ? There is a seller on ebay that advertises upgraded OPPO93 ? SAys that he put in a diff analog board? Does anyone know of anything such as this? Because if so,I might would take a chance? If I could verify? Im a member of AVS on other forums? Im ordering one tomorrow ,so any help will greatly b appreciated.


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The 105 and 105D have the best Analog audio of their stock products. Next best is the 95.

The OPPO products have been popular with mod shops that sell upgrades, and some of the stuff offered for the 93 and 95 has been well received, albeit for a price. The trick in buying a used, modded player is knowing what you are getting (i.e., who made the mod) and who will service it if it needs service.
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Is it an option to bypass the AVR with the HDMI 1 output from the Oppo and go straight to the display? You could then run HDMI 2 from the Oppo to the AVR for when you want to use HDMI audio and coax from the DTV box to the AVR to eliminate dropouts. Then you just need to coordinate the selection of audio source (HDMI/Coax) to coincide with the selection of source device for the HDMI switch/Oppo. This can be automated with a good universal remote or remote app.

Before you do that, I would test to see if you get the audio dropouts using HDMI both with the Oppo and without the Oppo in the loop. If it's the same with/without the Oppo in the loop then try running the audio via coax to see if it resolves the problem. If it does then the above may be an option. If not then it won't help you so no need to go thru the trouble of disconnecting the HDMI cable from the AVR and running it straight to the TV or setting up the remote.
If I split the HDMI using the dual outputs, I run into problems if I run the HDMI out from my AVR back to the HDMI switch (to make use of the other HDMI ports on the AVR not running through the Oppo). The TV handles this fine, the projector gets no image. Possibly it sees a loop even if the switch is set so that the AVR's input is directed at the TV and the Oppos input is directed to the PJ. So I had to switch it so that audio and video both go out over HDMI output 1 to the AVR and then AVR out to the switch. This means I can't change the audio input on the AVR for TV watching because that input/setting is used for everything coming out of the oppo.

I know coax from the DVR works, its what I have used. I'll try Dtv direct to the AVR. If it is the DtV box, not sure how I'll work around this.
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My first response is to say that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". If 6 foot cables will do then its best to avoid active cables, not because they are any more likely to give you issues...
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Guys sorry if it asked before but how the darbee processor is in comparison the dvdo iscan mini? Anyone knows?

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Im needing to get some info and help from someone as to what model OPPO93,103 darbee?im needing to know which has the best analog board? I listen to a lot of two channel ,and so im needing the very best in analog? I really want the 105 model with the 2 DAC`s ? There is a seller on ebay that advertises upgraded OPPO93 ? SAys that he put in a diff analog board? Does anyone know of anything such as this? Because if so,I might would take a chance? If I could verify? Im a member of AVS on other forums? Im ordering one tomorrow ,so any help will greatly b appreciated.


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No brainer....get the 105! Best DAC's, and dedicated 2-ch analog board. You'll get a headphone amp too with the 105, if you need it.
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The 105 and 105D have the best Analog audio of their stock products. Next best is the 95.

The OPPO products have been popular with mod shops that sell upgrades, and some of the stuff offered for the 93 and 95 has been well received, albeit for a price. The trick in buying a used, modded player is knowing what you are getting (i.e., who made the mod) and who will service it if it needs service.
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The 105/105D are definitely the best Oppo players for analog audio.
In addition to Dan's comments, you also get the anync USB and other digital audio inputs as well over the 103/103D.
In addition to Bob's comments, if you buy a new 105 direct from Oppo, then you will get a guaranteed full 2 year warranty.
Even if some modder says they are giving you a warranty, I would take that with a grain of salt personally, and not as a guarantee.

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Guys sorry if it asked before but how the darbee processor is in comparison the dvdo iscan mini? Anyone knows?

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2 pretty different things actually. the DVDO is for scaling, the Darbee is for image "enhancement" and has nothing to do with scaling.
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I want to play the Reelwood 3D sampler disc created by a forum member. It comes in a BDMV format.

Is there a way to convert it into an MKV or something that the Oppo 103d can play from a hard drive? I don't have a blu-ray burner that could just burn it.

I tried MakeMKV on the BDMV but it won't do anything with it.

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I want to play the Reelwood 3D sampler disc created by a forum member. It comes in a BDMV format.

Is there a way to convert it into an MKV or something that the Oppo 103d can play from a hard drive? I don't have a blu-ray burner that could just burn it.

I tried MakeMKV on the BDMV but it won't do anything with it.
Search for and use a little free program called "BDMV Modifier 2.0", and run that on the BDMV folder. The Oppo should now be able to play it.
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